Welcome to the Retroist Rubik the Amazing Cube Podcast. On today's show I start off by talking about the dark urges one feels when challenged to solve a puzzle they are not capable of solving. Needless to say, it is not pretty. After I unburden myself of this, I move onto the subject of the podcast. I talk about this underrated gem, which I honestly love despite its ludicrous writing and plot. During the show, I discuss the production, talent and much more. Vic Sage is back on the... Topics: retro, retroist, podcast, rubik's cube, nostalgia, retroist podcast, metagirl, vic sage
Welcome to the Retroist MacGyver Podcast. On today's show I talk about the classic TV show, MacGyver. I start off talking about what a poor MacGyver I would make since I lack subtlety in my handiness. Then I move onto the show itself. I talk about the cast, the people in front of and behind the camera. After that I touch upon the movies, the comics, the reboot and much more. This is a timely episode for me since I am in the middle of a re-watch of the original. It is a great show,... Topics: Retro, retroist, retroist podcast, macgyver, tv, 1980s, 1990s, eighties, nostalgia
On today's show I talk about the Atari 2600 classic, River Raid. I begin the show by discussing how while I miss a lot of the stuff from the past, being connected and online has its advantages. Then I moved onto the games itself. I discuss the company that published the game, Activision before going into the background of the designer of the game, Carol Shaw. Finally I dive into the gameplay, scoring, strategy, sequel, ports and more. Topics: activision, podcast, retroist, retroist podcast, nostalgia, video games, atari, atari 2600, vcs,...
On this episode I talk all about Disney's late seventies science fiction classic, "The Black Hole". I start off by talking about how films like "The Black Hole" played an important part in my discovery of the entertainment that shaped my "tastes". Then I get into the film. I talk about the stars of the film, the plot, the production, the robots, the special FX and much more. It is my sincere hope that you will check out this wonderful film either before or... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: film, movies, podcast, retro, nostalgia, storytelling, retroist, disney, black hole, robots, Sci-fi
On today's show, I talk about the nineties TV cult classic, Dinosaurs. I begin by talking about my mixed feelings about how this show ended and how I feel about sitcoms who have "unique" endings. Then I move onto the show itself. First I talk about the show's creation and probable inspiration before moving onto its creators. Then I discuss the people who voiced these wonderful characters, the shows' reception and much more. This was wonderfully creative TV that I hope I can... Topics: retroist, retro, nostalgia, podcast, tv, television, 1990s, dinosaurs, Henson, must-see tv,...
Today’s show is all about Scooby Doo, Where are You? I start by talking about how I watcht the Show and then go into the history of the show, the actors who gave voice the legendary characters and touch briefly on the shows that were influenced by Scooby Doo. New talent this week! I would like to welcome metagirl to the crew. She is presenting the top 5 list this week and we are very pleased to have her aboard. The Retroist Podcast family keeps growing – we might need to build some new... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Welcome to the Retroist Mazes and Monsters Podcast. On today's show I start off by talking about my encounters with the film, but more importantly how my family reacted to it. As it turns out, I have a pretty cool family. After I get through that, I start talking about this 1982 telefilm. I talk about the people in front of an behind the camera, including the author of the original book, Rona Jaffe. Then I talk about the inspiration for the story, the plot and so much more. The episode... Topics: Retro, Retroist, Nostalgia, Podcast, Tom Hanks, RPG, Roleplaying, Dungeons and Dragons, Mazes and...
On today’s show I am going to talk about the cult comedy classic, “The Cannonball Run”. I start off talking about how much I enjoy driving and my first drive I took to the far end of New Jersey. Then I get to the film. I talk about the race that it is based upon, the writer, the author, the plot, cast, sequels, reception and much much more. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Movies, Eighties, Retro, Nostalgia, Retroist, 1980s, Film, Podcast
On this episode of the show, I start off talking about how my earliest exposure to Tale from the Darkside was through the too thin walls of my family’s house. Then I talk about the people behind the scenes on Tales from the Darkside, then the show’s reception, the narration, music, the Monsters TV series, the film and much more. metagirl makes her triumphant return to the show and presents the Retroist Top 5 episodes of Tales from the Darkside. Topics: Retro, Nostalgia, Horror, TV, Tales from the Darkside, Podcast, Retroist, Romero
On this episode of the podcast I start off by talking about a much missed Halloween pal from years ago. Then I talk about one of the specials we watched together, The Fat Albert Halloween Special. I talk about the man behind the special, Bill Cosby, the origin of Fat Albert, the production company, the plot, the voice actors, the music and much more. Halloween is approaching soon, so make sure you watch this holiday classic before it is too late. Topics: Retro, Nostalgia, Podcast, Retroist, Halloween, Animation, TV, Specials, Fat Albert, Bill Cosby
On this episode of the show, I start off by talking about how my entire family discovered the film Carnival of Souls together. Then I talk about the making of this horror classic, the people in front of and behind the camera, the locations, the music, "the remake" and much much more. Topics: Retro, Nostalgia, Horror, Movies, Podcast, Carnival of Souls, Film, Retroist
I am proud to announce the premier of the Retroist Podcast. Today’s show is all about one of my favorite pop culture icons, “The Rubik’s Cube”. During the show I mention some fun facts about the Magic Cube, listen to some great old commercials and of course discuss the “Rubik, the Amazing Cube” animated series.
On today's show, I talk about the classic TV show trucking with a chimp comedy, "BJ and the Bear". I start off talking about my experience with CB Radio and how it became a bit of an obsession. Then I talk about this amazing TV show. I talk about the people who helped make the show, the stars of the show, including that beautiful truck and even more beautiful chimp, the attempted spin-offs, the crossovers, the theme music, where you can find the show today, and much more. Topics: Retro, Retroist, TV shows, Podcast, 1970s, 1980s, seventies, trucking, BJ and the Bear, Sheriff...
On today's show I talk all about the holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I have tried to release this episode during past Thanksgiving seasons, but it never came together. I hope you enjoy it. I start off talking about how special this holiday is when it is spent with the people who make it special, then I move onto the special. I talk about the creator of the Peanuts, the producers, directors, animators, plot, voice talent, music and much more. Topics: Charlie Brown, retro, retroist, podcast, snoopy, thanksgiving, Snoopy, Thanksgiving, Specials, TV,...
On today’s show I talk about the 1982 arcade classic, BurgerTime. I begin the show by talking about how I worked out a system to get free credits on the video games in my town. Then I talk about the company that created BurgerTime, Data East and their DECO system, the story behind the game, the characters, scoring and the world record, strategy and much much more. Topics: Retro, Nostalgia, Arcades, Video Games, Retroist, BurgerTime
On today's show I talk all about the classic 1980's comedy, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. I start off with a story about working in a video store and how Fast Times was a video that was very popular and had to be replaced a lot more often than other tapes. Then I talk about the film's writer, director, cast, plot, characters, the TV show spinoff and much much more. Vic Sage is back with a brand new "Why Should I Know This Person". This week Vic talks about actor Ray Walston who... Topics: Retro, Nostalgia, Movies, 1980s, Retroist
On this episode of the show, we talk about the holiday classic, “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.” I start off talking about my memorable experience decorating the house with holiday lights when I was a kid and how that did not go as planned. Then I talk about the plot of the film, the people in front of and behind the camera, the film’s reception, its sequels and prequels and much much more. Vic Sage is back with a brand new, “Why Should I know this Person?” This... Topics: retro, retroist, nostalgia, movies, christmas, National Lampoon, Chevy Chase, Podcast, Film
On this week's show I am joined by Rob O'Hara, Doug McCoy, Weird Paul Petroskey, Vic Sage, Zerb and Shelly, Vinvectrex, Paxton Holley and metagirl who all share their memories of the arcades of their youth. Topics: Arcades, Video Games, Retro, Nostalgia
On this week’s show I talk about the 1972 Sci-Fi classic, Silent Running. I start off by talking about how I miss the act of discovery and randomness with how I used to consume entertainment. Then I move on to the film and talk about the people who wrote it, the studio’s attempt at semi-independent films, the cast with special focus on Bruce Dern, the characters, the music, the FX and more. Vic Sage is back with this week with another great “Why Should I Know this Person.” This Week Vic... Topics: Retro, Movies, sci-fi, nostalgia, podcast, retroist, bruce dern
Today’s show is about the history, the struggles and the demise of a formerly ubiquitous technology, the VCR. List fans can stay happy, metagirl is also back this week with the list of the top 5 best selling VHS tapes of all time.
Today’s show is about the often overlook console, the Sega Master System. I talk about the evolution of the system, its struggles and triumphs and of course the games. metagirl is back with the top 5 list. KillScreen256 wows us with system info and collector facts. We have a new podcaster this week, Brian Boone, takes a peak at the wacky and wonderful in the world of Sega Games. It is a jam-packed show!
Do you like cartoons? How about video games? Well you came to the right place. This week’s Retroist Podcast is about the CBS early 1980's Saturday Morning Masterpiece “Saturday Supercade”, which hit the airwaves on September 17, 1983, and ran for two seasons. I talk about all the show segments (Frogger, Donkey Kong, Q-Bert, Donkey Kong Jr, Pitfall Harry, Space Ace and Kangaroo) and throw in some surprises for good measure.
Today’s show is all the 80s cultural phenomenon, Miami Vice. I talk about the genesis of the show, its characters and actors, the music and of course the movie of the same name. This week metagirl is back again with her Top 5 Miami Vice Guest Stars and Jonathan calls in to discuss his feelings on Miami Vice fashions. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
In this episode I start off talking about how I liked to enjoy this film as a kid. Which leads to an encounter with one of my sister's boyfriends that did not go well (for him). Then I move onto the film and talk about its inspirations, the people in front of and behind the camera, the soundtrack and much more. Topics: Retro, Retroist, 1980s, cult movies, podcast, nostalgia, Xanadu, Disco
This week’s podcast is a little early and is all about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade I talk about the history of the parades, its broadcast and of course the various balloons that we see every year. We have a nice treat this week. We have audio from the Retroist Broadcasting Company on their disastrous attempt at broadcasting at the parade.
Today’s show is about the cult TV show and soon to be major motion picture, “Land of the Lost”. I talk about the original series and its cast, the 1991 reboot and briefly touch on the upcoming film (spoiler and plot free). List fans rejoice, metagirl is back again, this time with the top 5 Land of the Lost episodes of all time. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the show.
On this week’s show I start off by talking about how a cool Uncle can sometimes do uncool things by showing young kids confusing films. Then I move into talking about the 1980s animated classic, Heavy Metal. I talk about the cast, the crew, the plot, my favorite segments and more. I am joined again this week by Rob O’Hara who tells us all about rotoscoping in a brand new “Talking Tech”. Vic Sage is back with “Why Should I Know this Person.” This week Vic talks about Richard... Topics: retroist, podcast, retro, nostalgia, movies, animation, Heavy Metal
On today's show, I start off by talking about how after breaking an Atari joystick while playing Berzerk, I grew closer to one friend and further apart from another. Then I jump into the star of this episode, the Stern arcade classic, Berzerk. I talk about the people and company who created the game, the gameplay, strategy, ports, sequels and much much more. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: video games, retro, nostalgia, podcast, retroist, stern, arcades, retrogaming
On today's show I start off by talking about my slow adoption of the NES, then I move onto the 3 most famous Nintendo missteps (R.O.B, The Power Glove and the Virtual Boy). Even though these might have not been great pieces of tech or were marketed poorly, they are really interesting bit of gaming history, so I hope you enjoy hearing about them.
On today' show I talk about the 1986 epic BMX-themed masterpiece, RAD. I start off talking about my short-lived bike helmet, then I move onto the movie. I talk about the Director, writers, cast, plot, reception and I throw in a few surprises here and there. It still surprises me how few people are tracking down this film, so please try and track down a copy, I think you will enjoy it as much as I do. Topics: BMX, Rad, Podcast, Retro, Nostalgia, Podcast, eighties, movies, film, Bikes, Hal Needham
On this episode I talk all about the short-lived 1980s sitcom, Square Pegs. I start off talking about how my sister turned me onto a lot of great television and how with this particular show I did not need any extra encouragement. After all, this show had DEVO in it! I also talk about the people in front of and behind the camera, the music, Bill Murray’s guest appearance, its DVD release and much more. Join the cool clique and make sure you check out this episode. Topic: retro, podcast, nostalgia, retroist, sitcoms, 1980s, Square Pegs, DEVO, New Wave
Today’s show is about the venerable granddaddy of Nintendo gaming, the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES. I start off talking about my long-term quest to get my very own NES. Then I talk about its creation in Japan, its ability to ignore the great North American Video game crash, its lasting influence on gaming culture and much much more.
On today's show, I talk about the seminal video game shooting classic, Duck Hunt. I start off talking about my early experience with Duck Hunt and how it fueled my desire for a Nintendo Entertainment System. Then, in between butchering people's names, I talk about the game itself. Some subjects I cover include: the games and systems that inspired Duck Hunt, the people who made the game, its reception, music, how to play, how to shoot the dog in Duck Hunt and much much more. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Retro, Retroist, Nostalgia, Video Games, NES, Nintendo, Duck Hunt, Zapper, Arcade Games
On this week’s show we talk about the board game classic, Monopoly. We talk about its convoluted development process. We talk about its expansions, spin-offs and variants. Peachy and Darren are back with a review of every Monopoly game ever made for gaming consoles and we have a few surprises.
On today’s show I talk about how the 1978 Godzilla Animated Series and my angelic singing voice got me into some social awkwardness during some school-time public speaking. Then I talk about the people who made the show, the talented voice actors involved, Godzilla’s magical ability to change size that in no way can be an ongoing continuity error and much much more. Vic Sage is back with a brand new “Why Should I know this Person.” This week Vic talks all about the very talented,... Topics: Godzilla, Cartoons, Podcast, Retro, Retroist, Nostalgia
On this episode of the show, I talk all about the 1986 Robin William’s comedy, “Club Paradise”. I start off talking about how I can’t believe more people don’t like this film, and then I move onto the cast, the plot, the music and much more. As you might guess, I end the show, still in disbelief about the film’s lack of popularity. Hopefully this episode will help to convince a few people out there to give the film a chance or a second chance. Topics: Podcast, Retro, Nostalgia, Movies, 1980s, Robin Williams, Comedy, Retroist
On today show I talk about the film classic, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. I start off talking about how lucky I was to see the movie as a kid and then how difficult it was trying to convince everyone that the movie was amazing when I none of them could ever see it. Then I talk about the movies itself. First I mention one of the biggest inspirations for the film, Doc Savage. After that I discuss the people in front of and behind the camera, the plot, the... Topics: retro, nostalgia, podcast, doc savage, film, 1980s, buckaroo banzai, cult film
Today’s show is about the life and career of the multi-talented Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy is best know for his work as Spock in the hit Sci-Fi series “Star Trek”, but he had worked on several other successful series as an actor as well as a director and has released multiple albums and books.
On today's show, I start off by talking about how my family would change completely when we took longer vacations "down the shore" and why I think it is a good idea for all families to have similar vacations. Then I start talking about the subject of this episode, the 1985 comedy gem, "Summer Rental". I talk about the people in front of and behind the camera, the stars, the plot, the locations and much more. I am joined this week by metagirl who shares John Candy's top... Topics: Movies, Film, Comedy, Eighties, 1985, Podcast, Nostalgia, Retro, Retroist, John Candy
On today's show, I start off by talking about how mysterious and dangerous I found New York City as a kid and how my sister would risk life and limb to adventure there. Then I start talking about the subject of this episode, Desperately Seeking Susan. I talk about the people in front of and behind the camera, the stars, the plots, the location, the novelization and much more. I am joined this week by metagirl who shares Madonna's top 5 songs from the eighties. Topics: Retro, Retroist, nostalgia, podcast, movies, Madonna, New York City, film, movie, eighties, 1980s,...
I feel so clever, the Halloween show is episode number 31. How cool is that? Oh well. Today’s show is a little different. Instead of the normal retro pop culture subject discussion, I have asked various contributors to share with me Halloween memories and stories.
Today’s episode is a milestone in Retroist Podcast history, The 100th episode. Hard to believe, but here it is. To celebrate number 100, we are covering a subject near and dear to my heart, the Atari 2600 (VCS). We talk about how it was made, some of the folks involved, its rise and fall, the games and much much more.
Today’s show about that quintessential 1980s detective show, Magnum P.I. We talk about the shows creation, the actors and characters, and the future of the Magnum character. This being metagirl’s favorite TV show, she contributed not one, but two top 5 lists for this week’s show.
Today’s show is about the too short lived video game console, the Colecovision. I talk about the Coleco company and how it got its start. How it got on the road to making the Colecovision, some first hand accounts of Colecovision usage and its ultimate demise. I also briefly touch on Coleco in the post “vision” years.
Due to technical difficulties last week, this week we have a rare Monday Retroist Podcast and on today’s show we talk all about the horror classic, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. We talk about the characters, the cast, the show’s writers and its influence on other shows. We also talk about the various books that it has spawned
On today’s show we talk all about the creepy old time radio classic, Suspense. We talk about the show’s creation and the talent behind its birth and continuing success. A great show to kick off the Halloween season!
Christmas comes a little earlier to the Retroist and we love it. On today’s show we talk about the Rankin/Bass classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. We talk about the history of the show, the talent behind it and its place in pop culture and television history. We also have some great sound and music to get you in the Holiday mood.